|My six-foot shelf of books on China. I have more books on China, stacked here and there |
throughout the house
If I'm reading a history, or memoir (both of which I love) or any other nonfiction, I want the Truth of the situation as much as possible. Always, of course, keeping in mind that history is written by the victor. Even when written centuries after the subject, the historian/writer must use sources that, for the most part, favor the victor/survivor. But not always. Especially in this day and age of instant social media. Alas, I seldom read 'modern' history. If I'm reading fiction, I want escape. I don't want someone's problems, unless they are going to solve them. I want a happy ever after ending at best and a thoughtful ending otherwise.
|A few of my favorite things|